PROVO, Utah - The BYU women's soccer team will play its season opener against No. 19 Washington on the road Friday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. PT. The event is both team's season openers.
BYU has played the Huskies five times in the program's history, with their last meeting coming in 2007 on their home field and a 2-1 victory going the way of the Cougars.
The Cougar squad’s nine returning starters are highlighted by 2010 All-American Lindsi Lisonbee, forward standout Carlee Payne and goalie McKinzie Olson who ranked seventh in the nation last season for her goals-against average. Also returning is 2010 Mountain West Conference Tournament MVP Jessica Ringwood, senior Lauren Anderson Cosby and forward Jennie Marshall, who led the team in goals for 2010 with seven.
Washington returns its top goal scorers in Katie Deines, who had nine goals last season and Sarah Martinez, who finished with five. The Huskies were picked to finish fifth in the 2011 Pac-12 preseason coaches poll after going 13-9-2 last season and making a trip to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Women's College Cup.
In preparation for the start of the season, the Cougars played an exhibition at Colorado College on Aug. 13 where they defeated the Tigers 2-1 with goals from Payne and Cosby.
Live stats are available through the Washington Huskies women's soccer schedule page, here.